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Will lasik work for blurry vision?

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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depending

If your blurred vision is caused by nearsightedness, farsightedness and/or astigmatism, lasik can improve it.
Presbyopia - the need for reading glasses as we get into our 40s and 50s - can sometimes be improved as well. If your vision remains blurred even with the best glasses and contact prescription, lasik will not necessarily help.

In brief: Depending

If your blurred vision is caused by nearsightedness, farsightedness and/or astigmatism, lasik can improve it.
Presbyopia - the need for reading glasses as we get into our 40s and 50s - can sometimes be improved as well. If your vision remains blurred even with the best glasses and contact prescription, lasik will not necessarily help.
Dr. Andrew Shatz
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

If the cause of the visual blur is a need for eyeglasses to clear it up, then LASIK probably is an excellent choice.
If the blur is due to a cause that cannot be improved with eyeglasses or contacts, then LASIK will probably not be effective

In brief: Depends

If the cause of the visual blur is a need for eyeglasses to clear it up, then LASIK probably is an excellent choice.
If the blur is due to a cause that cannot be improved with eyeglasses or contacts, then LASIK will probably not be effective
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Jay Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery

In brief: Usually

Lasik corrects blurry vision due to glasses prescription so it can correct blurry vision in many patients.

In brief: Usually

Lasik corrects blurry vision due to glasses prescription so it can correct blurry vision in many patients.
Dr. Jay Bradley
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Dr. Federico Mattioli
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery

In brief: Cause of blur?

Depends on the cause for blurry vision.
In general terms, if vision is improved by glasses then chances are high that lasik will help. Candidacy evaluations are necessary to help determine if lasik, or even another procedure, might help.

In brief: Cause of blur?

Depends on the cause for blurry vision.
In general terms, if vision is improved by glasses then chances are high that lasik will help. Candidacy evaluations are necessary to help determine if lasik, or even another procedure, might help.
Dr. Federico Mattioli
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Dr. Damien Luviano
Ophthalmology

In brief: Yes

Lasik will help corrective errors such as myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism.
You can have an idea of how clear the vision will be after lasik by trying on prescription glasses . If other diseases are present such as cataracts, retinal damage, etc, the vision will remain or become blurry. http://www.geteyesmart.org/eyesmart/glasses-contacts-lasik/index.cfm.

In brief: Yes

Lasik will help corrective errors such as myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism.
You can have an idea of how clear the vision will be after lasik by trying on prescription glasses . If other diseases are present such as cataracts, retinal damage, etc, the vision will remain or become blurry. http://www.geteyesmart.org/eyesmart/glasses-contacts-lasik/index.cfm.
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